Shefali Jariwala is the latest celeb to voice her opinion on Shehnaaz Gill being surrounded and hounded by paparazzi and people at Sidharth Shukla’s last rites. Celebrities, namely Gauahar Khan, Suyyash Rai, and Disha Parmar, had earlier slammed the shutterbugs for mobbing Shehnaaz at the crematorium ground.
In a recent interview with a leading daily, Shefali stated that she was heartbroken to see how people were hounding the late Sidharth’s family and his lady love Shehnaaz. While slamming the photographers gathered around Sid’s death, Shefali said, “I was so angry to see the way people hounded her. You have to look at her condition. My heart was breaking to watch that. It was not right,” she continues, “Shehnaaz and his [Sidharth’s] mother and sisters are grieving, you have to give them the space and privacy to do so. And this is basic empathy, where is the compassion? I understand ratings and all but not at this cost.”
Shefali also stated that Sid was a very private person and to see this circus around his demise was difficult to process. She said, “It was very disturbing, and knowing Sidharth who was a very private person and so is his family. His mother is very private; making such a spectacle of his passing was very disturbing for me to see. It is not something that Sidharth would have wanted. At the funeral, it was a circus.”
Shefali Jariwala, who had participated with Sidharth and Shehnaaz on Bigg Boss 13, also mentioned that singer-actor Shehnaaz is still in disbelief with his sad demise.
“It’s been very difficult for me, the passing of a friend and something that we did not expect at all. It has been a shocker and it still has not sunk in actually,” she added.
Speaking about Shehnaaz’s state, Jariwala said that Shehnaaz is a very strong woman and she will get through it.
Shefali Jariwala was one of the celebs who attended Sidharth’s funeral. Sidharth Shukla breathed his last in the wee hours of September 2 and was cremated a day later in presence of his family, Shehnaaz, industry friends, and fans at Oshiwara.